Thank you, GRI sponsors!

The Illinois Association of REALTORS® wants to extend its thanks to the sponsors of the 50th Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) taking place at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette today through Thursday.

Our sponsors include:

In addition to offering REALTORS® GRI Course II, GRI Course III and the Wayne Edwards GRI Grad course this week, a 50th Anniversary Celebration will be held Wednesday night.

Individuals who receive the GRI designation earn $27,000 more annually and report an increase in referrals their first year with the designation.

Remember when cowboys and cowgirls were heroes?

Today’s Throwback Thursday photo harkens back to 1981, when GRI had a western theme. Although “Maverick” starring James Garner, was the only western on prime time TV back then, you could still tune in to syndicated versions of “Gunsmoke,” “Bonanza,” or watch cowboys like Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

Do you recognize any of the REALTOR® stars in these photos?











Register by Nov. 21 for the Illinois Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation and anniversary celebration!

Going to GRI in Peoria? Find session schedules #ILGRIturns50

The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) is right around the corner in Peoria on Dec. 1-4. If you haven’t registered yet, do so now! Registration ends at midnight on Friday, Nov. 21. Limited walk ins will be allowed for Courses II and III but not for the Grad Course, which is filling up quickly. If you plan on attending, download the course schedules to learn more about the sessions being offered.

Course II Schedule  |  Course III Schedule  |  Grad Course Schedule


Four reasons to attend GRI in Peoria this December #ILGRIturns50

There are only four more days to pre-register for the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) program at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette on Dec. 1-4.

Final registration ends at midnight on Friday, Nov. 21. A limited number of walk ins will be accepted for Courses II and III but not for the Grad Course, which is nearly sold out.

Make sure you have a spot at this year’s GRI by registering now for the following courses:

GRI Course II   | GRI Course III    | “Wayne Edwards” GRI Grad Course

Still need a reason to attend GRI in Peoria? How about four:

  • Did you know that REALTORS® with the GRI designation earned $27,000 more annually and reported an increase in referrals their first year with the designation? (2013 National Association of REALTORS® Profile)
  • GRI designees say that earning their GRI helped them build their referral network and learn valuable industry information that helps them better serve their real estate clients. Read some GRI testimonials.
  • If you attend this year’s “Wayne Edwards” GRI Grad Course, you will also earn the Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation at no extra cost. Register now, spots are filling quickly!
  • This year’s GRI attendees in Peoria will be part of something historic as the REALTOR® Institute of Illinois celebrates 50 years of offering professional education courses.

Throwback Thursday visits GRI 29 years ago

Do you know anyone in this photo?  In 1975, the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute was well on its way to becoming what it is today.  The coursework taught this group of eight men and 16 women about the fundamentals of real estate and helped them gain in-depth technical knowledge, too.

Come join the the 50th Anniversary GRI celebration, Dec. 3 in Peoria!